• Dürnstein by night

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  • Best of Wachau

Welcome to the Danube region known as Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal!

Welcome to the Danube region known as Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal!
A magnificent stretch of the Danube awaits you here, complete with precious cultural treasures, an enchanting river valley, a sun-drenched wine region of international caliber – in a word, a gesamtkunstwerk.

UNESCO World Heritage

Since the year 2000, the Wachau has been a UNESCO World Heritage region, along with its cultural treasures, an enchanting stretch of river valley and a sun-drenched wine region of world caliber – a gesamtkunstwerk.

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Wachau Apricot

Anyone who has sampled apricots originating from different regions will immediately notice the special traits of the Wachau apricot. That is why it is protected by the EU as a term and a product.

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Vinea Wachau

The 200 or so members of this winegrowers’ association are dedicated to the protection, quality and reputation of Wachau wines. Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd are three wine quality designations specific to the Wachau and reserved for use solely by members of Vinea Wachau.

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Art and Culture

The Wachau has inspired poets and artists for time immemorial. Today people are delighted with the diverse lineup of internationally renowned cultural programs, arts and theater festivals and culinary events as well as museums and exhibitions.

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Danube Shipping

There is a grand view of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape from aboard the white Danube ships. They connect towns between Melk and Krems that are well worth visiting, such as Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein.

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Stift Melk im Vordergrund mit Kornfeld

TOP Excursion Destinations

Discover new things, uncover hidden treasures or simply enjoy a few free hours. The TOP excursion destinations in the Wachau and vicinity give you an opportunity to experience unforgettable moments.

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Best of Wachau

The top hospitality businesses in the Wachau have joined together for the “Best-of-Wachau” initiative and offer the finest in lodgings, wining and dining for authentic and memorable experiences.

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